Benefits of Mindfulness
There are numerous physiological and psychological benefits to practicing mindfulness.
Studies show that mindfulness can decrease anxiety, depression, and perceived stress. There are also increases in life satisfaction, competence, vitality, and optimism.
Perhaps one of the most studied groups in terms of the impacts of mindfulness is cancer patients and others who are suffering from chronic or potentially terminal illness. Mindfulness may not take away their symptoms, but it can help make them more manageable.
Benefits in Children
Mindfulness is known to be effective in helping students achieve academic success, buffer against bullying and depression, and boost resilience in a variety of ways, and this benefit is not reserved for any specific group.